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On April 20, 2004, Gov. Brad Henry signed an HB 2197, now known as the Oklahoma Electronic Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Act. The law resulted in the creation of standards designed to make information technology, including Web site content and tools, accessible for persons with disabilities.
On Jan. 18, 2018, the federal Section 508 standards were refreshed in order to update information and communication technology accessibility requirements. Effective March 1, 2020, the Information Technology Accessibility Standards as published July 1, 2005, and revised on June 2012, were replaced with the Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Standards, reflecting the refreshed Section 508 standards. Standards, developed by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, are based on Federal Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act accessibility standards, but do not reflect all parts of Section 508.
Documents on the OMES website may occasionally be presented in formats other than HTML. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. The screen reading capabilities of Adobe Acrobat Reader (full version) may allow vision-impaired visitors to access PDF content. In the event that the PDF format of a document cannot be made fully accessible, an alternate version of the document will be provided in an accessible format.
Reporting an Accessibility Problem
OMES is working to meet compliance with Oklahoma's EITA standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you would like to report an accessibility problem with the OMES website, please e-mail the OMES accessibility compliance representative at [email protected]. Be sure to include the web address (URL) of the page or file and any other relevant details about the problem or request.
Assistance with Accessing OMES Information
The Oklahoma EITA Act requires that OMES, as a State of Oklahoma agency, provide electronic and information technology products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Under the EITA Act, OMES and other State of Oklahoma agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to this technology that is comparable to the access available to others. The law applies to all state agencies when they develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology.
OMES is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. If you find that any of our information products, including what you see on this site, are not in compliance with the EITA Act, please contact us by email or phone at (405) 521-2444. When you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non-compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.
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